I am a designer and printmaker who works mainly in paper. I love using printmaking techniques to produce densely textured papers to use in my collage work.
I have a great love of Folk and Vernacular/Popular art. I love shop fronts, fairgrounds, hand painted signage, advertising imagery and typography, tattoos, workers guild banners, mottos, religious iconography and paper ephemera. I am especially happy to have collaborated recently with the publisher Joe Pearson of Design For Today, on a book about the joy of the Circus.
I started my career in London and worked as a writer, stylist and art director for clients including F&W Media, David and Charles, Hachette, Hallmark, IPC Magazines, National Magazines etc. I have published 25 books on design subjects, including paper engineering and textiles.
My work has been exhibited in the UK, USA and Japan and I currently teach on the BA Illustration course at Hereford College of Arts, as well as working as a freelance illustrator.